Environmental Protection

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    One of the Worst Contractors in Iraq Lands in Palm Beach County

    Palm Beach County is running so smoothly these days, what it really needs is a taste of Iraqi-style contracting. Private companies rake in billions of dollars supporting the military operations in that stunningly successful war, so why shouldn't they also earn a buck or two at home? That's where Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Pizza Fusion Earth Week Giveaways

    Pizza Fusion, born as a single restaurant operation in Deerfield, is now aggressively franchised. On March 31, the company announced a series of Pizza Fusion restaurants opening across Saudi Arabia. Its motto is "Saving the Earth one pizza at a time" and all  deliveries are made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Surfers, Environmentalists Win; Judge Rips Boca Coastal Engineering Company

    For years now, the Surfrider Foundation, the Snook Foundation, and the City of Lake Worth have been fighting the Town of Palm Beach over its dream of renourishing a section of beach known as Reach 8. In 2005, the town asked for a permit to fill in the eroding beach with sand taken from offshore. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2009

    Sunday Reading: The Wayne Huizenga Story

    I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul.  Uh, it jumps.   Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    More Damage Control for Boca-Based Prison Operator

    At least the latest public-relations nightmare doesn't involve another prison riot. The GEO Group of Boca Raton is now catching flak in the Pacific Northwest, where it began expanding a Tacoma, Wash., prison, allegedly without bothering to tell the state. A seemingly benign oversight, except for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Environmental Activists Sent to Jail -- for Misdemeanors

    Yesterday in Palm Beach County, seven environmental activists were sentenced for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and resisting arrest without violence. Two of them -- Panagioti Tsoklas and Lynne Purvis -- got jail time. Tsolkas, 60 days; Purvis, 30 days. As several of their supporters pointed out, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    This Blog Will Now Save Broward Schools a Few Million Bucks

    Today's Herald quotes Broward school officials who say that in this year's budget talks, "everything is on the table." That might mean fewer high school sporting events or no more bus rides to magnet schools. Or even cutting one class out of the students' daily schedule. Desperate measures for despe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Create Green Jobs? Can We Save 'Em First?

    Last August, when the presidential race was a toss-up and the the stock market was not yet gyrating, Barack Obama's campaign released this paper, which promised that as president he would create five million "green jobs."Not many, it seemed, would be in the recycling industry. The word "recycle" doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    FPL vs. the Environment, again

    The hardcore environmentalists at Everglades Earth First sure know how to push FPL's buttons. All year, they've been waging a court battle against construction of a new power plant in Palm Beach County (right across the street from a wildlife refuge!).  Today, they picked another fight with the ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2008

    Cash for Trash

    In Broward County, trash haulers and politicians care about only one kind of green

  • Music

    April 3, 2008
  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    Jack Johnson

    Sleep Through the Static (Brushfire Records)

  • Home Entertainment

    January 31, 2008

    Point and Chop

    No amount of sharpening can save this dull blade.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007
  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Reef Madness

    Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Pickpocketing the Public: Part 1

    The "renewable energy" program you're chipping in for spews the same old pollutants

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Scripps Script

    When it comes to the huge biotech project, the Sentinel's editorial license should be revoked

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Wild and Dirty

    Hemmed in, polluted, under police guard, the New River is still as untamed as it gets in Fort Lauderdale

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    The Great Slurp

    Gov. Bush's Scripps gamble is sucking up state funds -- and the Everglades with it

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2004

    Dude, Where's My Planet?

    Earth to humans: Save me!

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004
  • News

    March 18, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Happy Earth Day!

    Local parks celebrate what's left of Mother Earth

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Poison Pill

    Florida's first law to protect farm workers from pesticides died a quiet death, but now it's back

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    Big Cypress Buyout

    Proposed payment of millions to a wealthy clan amounts to nothing more than stealing from taxpayers for the Bush boys' political gain

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    For the Birds

    Should 2700 little sparrows be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Swamp Wars

    Beset by feds and environmentalists, the good ol' boys of Big Cypress National Preserve circle the buggies